Matthew Benfield

Family & Youth Minister – Ext. 222

Matthew was born in the foothills of North Carolina into a non-religious home. At 15, after being invited to church by the preacher’s daughter, he was baptized and later entered ministry school at age 20. Since then he has served as a missionary in Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines. He has also served numerous congregations as pulpit preacher. Contrary to popular belief, he never attended AIM, but he will complete Sunset’s Master’s Program in December.
Matthew and Melanie (of Houston) married on July 26, 2016. Since then they have adopted one beautiful pup adding to the one Melanie inherited upon their marriage. Their names are Roman and Socrates. In his free time Matthew enjoys reading fiction, yoga, and writing for his website.